Union Home Ministry Gives a Nod to Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre

The Union Home Ministry is set to develop an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) which is an apex coordination centre to be developed in New Delhi to deal with cybercrimes and web security threats. 

It has also asked other States to establish similar mechanism in every district and release funds for setting up of cyber-forensic training laboratory-cum-training centre for police officials in each State.

It has also released funds to Cyber Crime Prevention regarding Women and Children Scheme.

Key Points
  1. The Cyber Crime Coordination Centre has been proposed in Delhi for Cyber Security.
  2. It is an apex coordination centre to deal with cyber crimes such as financial frauds, circulation of communal and pornographic contents.
  3. The Centre will be set up under the newly created Cyber and Information Security (CIS) division of the MHA.
  4. The I4C(Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre) will assist in centralising cyber security investigations, prioritise the development of response tools and bring together private companies to contain the menace.
  5. It would coordinate with state governments and union territories, and closely monitor the cyberspace and social media with due emphasis on vernacular content.
  6. The centre would also block those websites which flout India’s laws and circulate child porn, and communally and racially sensitive content.

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